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Taxon: Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl.

Genus: Pinus
Subgenus: Pinus
Section: Trifoliae
Subsection: Ponderosae
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28532
Place of publication: Edwards's Bot. Reg. 25: misc. 63. 1839, nom. cons. prop.
Link to protologue:
Comment: proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10) against the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53.2) Pinus pseudostrobus Brongn., nom. rej. prop.
Name Verified on: 26-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • smoothbark Mexican pine  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • falso-pinheiro-de-Weymouth  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • falso-pinheiro-strobus  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pinheiro-da-Guatemala  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pino blanco  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: gum/resin (timber) wood (fide F Neotrop 75:127. 1997) wood (fide F Neotrop 75:127. 1997)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza (s.e.), Durango, Nuevo León, Sinaloa (e.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guanajuato (e.?), Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (w.-c.), Ciudad de México]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador (n.), Guatemala, Honduras (w.)


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  2. Doweld, A. B. 2017. (2552) Proposal to conserve the name Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. against P. pseudostrobus Brongn. (Pinaceae). Taxon 66:1222-1224.
  3. Farjon, A. & B. T. Styles. 1997. Pinus (Pinaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 75:121.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Pinus+pseudostrobus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. Perry, J. P., Jr. 1991. The pines of Mexico and Central America
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae. Phytologia Mem. 8:159.
  10. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.

Check other web resources for Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28532. Accessed 3 June 2020.